Reuben J. Smith American Legion Post 297 of Payne (Ohio) will be hosting a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at 230 North Main Street in Payne (across from Dollar General).

Some of the events included in the celebration are a poker run (10:00 a.m.), car cruise in (11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.), kids activities at the Rock Youth Center (11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.), parade through town (2:30 p.m.), live disc jockey (3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.), music by Erastus (7:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.) and a fireworks spectacular (9:30 p.m.).

A special presentation will be held beginning at 4:00 p.m., including a Payne Rock Star Presentation as well as special guest speakers from The American Legion. A chicken/pulled pork barbecue will be held starting at 5:00 p.m., which is free to all veterans and spouses, while the Sons of The American Legion will be selling brats, burgers and hot dogs beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Other activities may be added as well during the day.

All are welcome as we celebrate the centennial of American Legion Post 297!

Note – if you have any questions or would like to speak with someone, please contact Tim Baumle at (419) 263-2717.